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Verticle Tides / Atelier Alter

21:00 - 21 April, 2019
Verticle Tides / Atelier Alter, Courtesy of Atelier Alter
Courtesy of Atelier Alter

Courtesy of Atelier Alter Courtesy of Atelier Alter Courtesy of Atelier Alter Courtesy of Atelier Alter + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Qingdao, Shandong, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Xiaojun Bu, Yingfan Zhang
  • Design Team

    Jiahe Zhang, Waitek Chan, Ran Yan, Lidong Song, Xueyun Da
  • Curtain Wall Consultant

    Youfu Yan
  • General Contractor

    Shenzhen Keyuan Construction Group Co., Ltd. Jinan Branch
  • Photographs

KerryOn Living Room / Spark Architects

19:00 - 4 January, 2019
KerryOn Living Room / Spark Architects, Courtesy of Spark Architects
Courtesy of Spark Architects

Courtesy of Spark Architects Courtesy of Spark Architects Courtesy of Spark Architects Courtesy of Spark Architects + 20

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    KerryOn Park, No.1378 Huamu Rd, Pudong, Shanghai, China
  • Category

  • Designers in Charge

    Stephen Pimbley, Wenhui Lim
  • Design Team

    William Nguyen Van Thanh Ha, Luca Maccarinelli, Xi Yang
  • Client

    Kerry
  • Area

    120.0 m2

Second Stage of Hangzhou Yunqi Town Exhibition Centre / Approach Design (ZUP)

23:00 - 25 December, 2018
Second Stage of Hangzhou Yunqi Town Exhibition Centre / Approach Design (ZUP), © Lianping Mao
© Lianping Mao

© Lianping Mao Rooftop Park . Image © Lianping Mao © Lianping Mao © Lianping Mao + 45

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yunqi Town, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Category

  • Architecture Groups

    Approach Design, Zhejiang University Urban-Rural Planning&Design Institute
  • Collaborating Architects

    Zhejiang Province Institute of Architectural Design and Research
  • Lead Architects

    Di Ma, Xin Jin, Lianping Mao
  • Construction Team

    Zhejiang Provincial Yijian Construction Group LTD.
  • Design Team

    Sheng Jiang, Jialiang Zhang, Weifen Shen, Shang Wang, Mengjun Mao
  • Structural Design

    Jian Jiao, Yunjun Lu, Wuqiang Feng, Guozhi Peng
  • Area

    66680.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Green Cloud / ZHUBO-AAO

23:00 - 31 October, 2018
Upper. Image © John Siu
Upper. Image © John Siu

Urban Mountain. Image © John Siu Upper. Image © John Siu Detail. Image © John Siu Below. Image © John Siu + 33

Lishui Corporate Office / Usual Studio

00:00 - 27 September, 2018
Center space. Image © Tim wu
Center space. Image © Tim wu

Walking into history. Image © Tim wu Archway. Image © Jingrui Lin Water and reflection. Image © Tim wu :Local history archway. Image © Tim wu + 13

Yunmen Mountain All-Seasons Ski Resort / ATAH + MADA s.p.a.m.

21:00 - 1 August, 2018
Yunmen Mountain All-Seasons Ski Resort / ATAH + MADA s.p.a.m., © Feng Shao
© Feng Shao

© Feng Shao © Feng Shao © Feng Shao © Feng Shao + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Qingzhou, Shandong, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Guang Xu, Lilas Dandan Wang
  • Design Team

    Dejun Zhang, Zhen Song, Muer Tie, Zhenqin Yang
  • Area

    4000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Philip Yuan of Archi-Union Architects: "The Process of Construction can be Elevated to Art Performance"

09:30 - 19 July, 2018
Philip Yuan of Archi-Union Architects: "The Process of Construction can be Elevated to Art Performance", Chi-She, Shanghai / Archi-Union Architects. Image © Shengliang Su
Chi-She, Shanghai / Archi-Union Architects. Image © Shengliang Su

Though the understated Swiss and British Pavilions were the big (and perhaps overly literal) winners at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale investigating Freespace, it was the Chinese that put their relentless architectural progress on display. Nestled in the back of the Arsenale, the Chinese Pavilion presented dozens of built works all around Chinese countryside, each project demonstrating a meaningful social impact through the involvement of villagers in the production process. Among the most visible Chinese architects presenting at the pavilion was Shanghai-based educator and practitioner Philip Yuan, whose office Archi-Union Architects has become a major voice in the already-distinctive contemporary Chinese architecture scene.

On 19 July, 2018 curator Vladimir Belogolovsky will join gallerist and curator Ulrich Müller to discuss Philip Yuan’s work at the opening of Archi-Union Architects Collaborative Laboratory exhibition at Architektur Galerie Berlin. Belogolovsky’s interview with Philip Yuan follows after the break:

Songjiang Art Campus, Shanghai / Archi-Union Architects. Image Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects The office of Archi-Union Architects in Shanghai. . Image Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Lanxiting, Chengdu / Archi-Union Architects. Image © SHEN Zhonghai + 24

Han Wenqiang of ARCHSTUDIO: “Let’s Call My Work the Art of Coordination”

09:30 - 24 May, 2018
Han Wenqiang of ARCHSTUDIO: “Let’s Call My Work the Art of Coordination”, Tea House in Hutong, 2015. Image © Wang Ning
Tea House in Hutong, 2015. Image © Wang Ning

Throughout the work of Beijing-based practice ARCHSTUDIO, there is a constant feeling of sensitivity to culture and history. That is not to say that the firm’s designs are not modern—far from it in fact—but that the work of founder Han Wenqiang infuses modern materials and forms with a distinctly Chinese sensibility, that is just as apparent in his designs for a food packaging facility as it is in a Buddhist shrine (incidentally, both designs which won ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards, in 2017 and 2018 respectively). In the latest interview from his “City of Ideas” series, Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks to Han about whether architecture is an art form and what it means to create “Chinese” architecture in the 21st century.

Haitang Villa, 2015. Image © Magic Penny Tangshan Organic Farm, 2015. Image © Weiqi Jin Twisting Courtyard, 2017. Image © Weiqi Jin Waterside Buddhist Shrine, 2017. Image © Weiqi Jin + 53

Pine Park Pavilion / DnA

00:00 - 21 May, 2018
Pine Park Pavilion / DnA, © Ziling Wang
© Ziling Wang

© Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang + 25

  • Architects

    DnA
  • Location

    Huangweicun, Songyang, Lishui, Zhejiang, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

  • Client

    Songyang Department of River Control and Reservoir Management
  • Area

    197.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Atelier Deshaus: "The Idea Is Not to Create an Object But to Construct a Path"

09:30 - 9 May, 2018
Atelier Deshaus: "The Idea Is Not to Create an Object But to Construct a Path", Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, 2014. Image © Shengliang Su
Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, 2014. Image © Shengliang Su

In China's newly emerging constellation of famed architects, few firms elicit the sense of surprise caused by the work of Atelier Deshaus. With projects ranging from awe-inspiring to humble, their work does not adhere to any stylistic rules, but all of their projects exude an enigmatic aura. In this interview, the latest in Vladimir Belogolovsky’s “City of Ideas” series, principals Liu Yichun and Chen Yifeng discuss the role of identity in their work and how they try to connect their buildings to the landscape.

Vladimir Belogolovsky: Is it true that you each design different projects in the studio? Why is that?

Liu Yichun: This has been true since 2010. Before that we always designed everything together. We used to have endless discussions and too many disagreements and arguments. That’s why we decided to pursue two parallel paths. This approach led to greater efficiency and it helped us to formulate clearer ideas of our independent views of architecture. It also helps us to diversify our work and to avoid forming one recognizable style.

Chen Yifeng: It is important for us to express our solutions differently, even though, fundamentally, we are working in one direction and pursuing one family of ideas.

Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, 2014. Image © Shengliang Su Kindergarten of Jiading New Town, Shanghai, 2008. Image © Shu He Spiral Gallery I, Shanghai, 2011. Image © Shu He Huaxin Wisdom Hub, Shanghai, 2015. Image © Hao Chen + 28

Brown Sugar Factory / DnA

00:00 - 27 April, 2018
Brown Sugar Factory / DnA, © Ziling Wang
© Ziling Wang

© Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang + 34

Shimen Bridge / DnA

00:00 - 25 April, 2018
Shimen Bridge / DnA, © Ziling Wang
© Ziling Wang

© Dan Han © Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang + 12

  • Architects

    DnA
  • Location

    Songyang, Lishui, Zhejiang, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Tiantian Xu
  • Client

    Songyang Public Road Administration
  • Area

    460.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Ma Yansong: “Some People May Say My Work Is Futuristic, But I See It as Traditional”

09:30 - 30 March, 2018
Ma Yansong: “Some People May Say My Work Is Futuristic, But I See It as Traditional”, Huangshan Mountain Village. Image © Hufton + Crow
Huangshan Mountain Village. Image © Hufton + Crow

With the unconventional, undulating forms of his buildings—and the fact that his path to architectural success included a stint working for Zaha HadidMa Yansong is often miscategorized as an architect of the latter generation of Deconstructivists, interested only in futuristic forms that push the boundaries of technology for the sake of innovation as an end in itself. But in fact Ma’s designs, especially those in his home country of China, are deeply rooted in nature and tradition, as he explains in the latest interview from Vladimir Belogolovsky’s “City of Ideas” series.

Chaoyang Park Plaza. Image © Hufton + Crow Harbin Opera House. Image © Iwan Baan Huangshan Mountain Village. Image © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG Absolute Towers. Image © Iwan Baan + 93

O-office Discusses How Refurbishment Projects Reveal Untold Stories

19:00 - 11 March, 2018
SZ-HK Biennale-Silo Reconversion. Image© O-office & Maurer United
SZ-HK Biennale-Silo Reconversion. Image© O-office & Maurer United

Guangzhou-based multidisciplinary firm O-office Architects specializes in refurbishment projects. Founders Jianxiang He and Ying Jiang are known for exploring what architecture can do within the contemporary Chinese context, including a recent project in which they transformed an abandoned Shenzhen factory into a dynamic cultural and community center.

In this interview with ArchDaily, the founders of O-office speak about their philosophies regarding refurbishments and the current state of architecture in China.

Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

22:00 - 13 February, 2018
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute + 38

  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Baocheng Road, Hanjiang District, Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Category

  • Architect & Interior Designer

    Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
  • Design Team

    Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu (Founding Partners, Principal in Charge), Federico Saralvo (Senior Associate), Ziyi Cao (Associate), Fong Huang (Senior Project Manager), Sela Lim (Senior Architectural Designer), Zhao Lei (Senior Architectural designer), Callum Holgate , Leyue Chen , Valentina Brunetti ( Senior Architectural Designer), Sean Shen, Xin Liu , Bin Zhu, Nicolas Fardet (Associate, product design), Yun Wang, Jin Zhang
  • Area

    4200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Studio Cottage / Christian Taeubert + Sun Min

21:00 - 3 February, 2018
© Boris Shiu
© Boris Shiu

© Boris Shiu © Boris Shiu © Boris Shiu © Boris Shiu + 20

Yoga Studio / Kostas Chatzigiannis Architecture

18:00 - 19 October, 2017
Yoga Studio / Kostas Chatzigiannis Architecture, © Joshua Tintner
© Joshua Tintner

© Joshua Tintner © Joshua Tintner © Joshua Tintner © Joshua Tintner + 35

See the Structural Skeleton of Zaha Hadid Architects' New Airport Terminal in Beijing

03:00 - 24 July, 2017
See the Structural Skeleton of Zaha Hadid Architects' New Airport Terminal in Beijing, 由 新华网
由 新华网

Zaha Hadid Architects' new passenger terminal for Beijing Airport (currently known as Beijing Daxing International Airport) is poised to become the largest aviation hub in the world. The vast structure, defined by five limbs spreading out from a central core, will cover an area of 313,000 square meters. It has been reported that each "arm" will use images from Chinese culture, including "silk, tea, porcelain, farmlands, and Chinese gardens."